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School Spring Break in London with Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Spring break in America is one week but here in my kids' school in Scotland, they're off for 18 whole days. In the middle of the school year! After getting over the initial culture shock, I realized the only way to survive the long interruption in the school year is to figure out an escape.

Puerto Rican Survived Terrorist Takeover in Algeria

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.23.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Puerto Rican gas worker who survived a deadly terrorist takeover at a natural gas plant in Algeria by hiding under a mattre...

Young Students Hiding Intelligence, Talent To Avoid Bullying: Study

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

More than 90 percent of British children have been bullied or have witnessed someone being bullied due to their intelligence or talent, a survey by th...

Should Students Be Memorizing Poetry?

John Lundberg | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

Do you agree? Or do you think forcing a kid to memorize a Shakespeare sonnet is no more useful than forcing him to eat a brussels sprout?

Five Best Ways To Revise For Exams, By An Oxbridge Applications Consultant

Sarah Slater | Posted 07.18.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Slater

Students all over the world are facing the music with school exams in full swing at the moment - not to mention finals for those already at university. And with students being tested on more information across a wide range of subjects, remembering what you've been taught is vital.

First Aid - A Valuable Lesson Between Life and Death

Clive James | Posted 01.17.2012 | UK
Clive James

As part of my job, I frequently come into contact with people who have used first aid and been the difference between a life lost and a life saved. It's a regular reminder that first aid is not all about sticking on a plaster - it's about saving lives, every day.

Schools Should Embrace Difference in Pupils to Encourage Success

Laura McGuire | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McGuire

I ended up changing jobs four times in four years before starting my own company this year at the age of 21. In that time I felt confident that I had learned what I needed to know in order to survive in business, and ultimately how to deal with others.

Teacher Over The Moon After Winning £150,000 For Physics Lesson

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

A Physics teacher has scooped £150,000 for her exciting physics lesson which uses homemade rockets and animation in a competition organised by e-lear...

Twitter, Blogs Likely To Be Taught To British Primary Students

The Guardian | Polly Curtis, Education Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum, the Guardian h...